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SACSAYHUAMAN, LA CABEZA DEL CUSCO PUMA [REVISTA DIGITAL APUNTES DE ARQUITECTURA: Arq. Alfredo Mujica Yepez]

SACSAYHUAMAN, LA CABEZA DEL CUSCO PUMA [REVISTA DIGITAL APUNTES DE ARQUITECTURA: Arq. Alfredo Mujica Yepez] | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Sacsayhuaman es un conjunto de edificaciones que se encuentran en la parte alta de la Ciudad del Cusco, sobre los 3,600 metros sobre el nivel del mar, de acuerdo a las tradiciones locales, Sacsayhuaman era parte de de la Ciudad Inca del Cusco.

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[Michigan, USA] Grand Rapids Art Museum: LEED Gold Certified / wHY Architecture

[Michigan, USA] Grand Rapids Art Museum: LEED Gold Certified / wHY Architecture | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Architects: wHY Architecture
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
Client: Grand Rapids Art Museum
Area: 125.000sqf
Construction start: 2004
Completion: 2007
General contractors: Rockford / Pepper Construction
Concrete contractor: Grand River Construction
Structural Engineer: Dewhurst Macfarlane and Partners
Environmental Engineer: Atelier Ten / Design Plus, Inc.
Lighting Consultant: Isometrix Lighting + Design
Curtain Wall Consultant: W.J. Higgins & Associates
Landscape Design: Design Plus
Photos: Steve Hall, Scott McDonald & Chris Barret

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Zaha Hadid Architects

Zaha Hadid Architects | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
We work at all scales and in all sectors. We create transformative cultural, corporate, residential and other spaces that work in synchronicity with their surroundings.
950 projects  

44 countries        

400 staff  

55 nations
Welcome to the interactive archive of Zaha Hadid Architects.

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The Kingdom Tower: Cloud-Bursting AMBITION, Or Sky-High ARROGANCE?

The Kingdom Tower: Cloud-Bursting AMBITION, Or Sky-High ARROGANCE? | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
We’re all familiar with the wisdom of building upon solid foundations, but the engineers behind The Kingdom Tower in Jeddah have taken the phrase to a whole new level. Construction workers have recently installed immense piles of stuff—1.5 meters in diameter and a whopping 110 meters in length—in the desert sands. The mammoth spire of steel and glass will soon ascend, overtaking the Burj Khalifa to become the tallest building in the world. The architects behind this latest Goliath are no strangers to stretching the scale rule. Adrian Smith, co-founder of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, was lead designer at Skidmore, Owings and Merrill for the aforementioned Burj, the Jin Mao Tower in Shanghai, and the Trump Tower in Chicago. Ind...
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[Mexico] Fernando Romero's new Archivo gallery to feature jutting floorplates

[Mexico] Fernando Romero's new Archivo gallery to feature jutting floorplates | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Construction will begin this year on a new home for Mexican design and architecture gallery Archivo, designed by Zeller & Moye and Fernando Romero.


The building is designed as a raw exoskeleton that opens up to the surrounding jungle-like greenery. Like a tree, the open structure consists of vertical spines and floor plates that branch out horizontally to offer terraces at different levels with views into the green as well as over the city. Its six floors, orientated according to the irregular city grid, can be explored via a generous spiralled route that wraps along the building's perimeter and meanders up through various functions at each level. Each function is partially located inside, with a portion situated on covered terraces in an unusual semi-open condition benefitting from Mexico's year-long moderate climate.



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Mecanoo, Martinez + Johnson Selected to REDESIGN MIES’ MLK Memorial Library

Mecanoo, Martinez + Johnson Selected to REDESIGN MIES’ MLK Memorial Library | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Washington D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray has named Mecanoo architecten and Martinez + Johnson Architecture winners of a competition to reinvent Mies van der Rohe’s Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library – the only library and D.C. building ever designed by the legendary architect. The Netherlands- and D.C.-based team aims to resurrect the neglected building by improving “Mies in a contemporary Miesian way.” This includes opening up the boxy interiors to enhance flow and increase natural light and, most dramatically, sculpting two rooftop terraces by topping the historic landmark structure with a four-story, mixed-use addition.

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[Saint-Émilion, France] Chateau Cheval Blanc Winer / Christian de Portzamparc

[Saint-Émilion, France] Chateau Cheval Blanc Winer / Christian de Portzamparc | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Architects: Christian de Portzamparc
Location: Saint-Émilion, France
Architect In Charge: Christian de Portzamparc
Area: 5250.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Erik Saillet, Max Botton

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Will the buildings of the future be grown UNDERWATER? - Architecture Lab

Will the buildings of the future be grown UNDERWATER? - Architecture Lab | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
In a new exhibition, Michael Pawlyn lays out his vision for architecture inspired by the natural world..
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TANTO con tan POCO

TANTO con tan POCO | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Edificar, el fin último del arquitecto, no es sino la parte terminal de un proceso que se ha ido construyendo en el papel, que se ha estado dibujando en la imaginación. Y que al fin, entre muchos, lo llevan a cabo para perpetuarse en la calle, en la ciudad, albergando a sus habitantes y envejeciendo dignamente.
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Architects slow to EMBRACE augmented reality, says Andy Millns

Architects slow to EMBRACE augmented reality, says Andy Millns | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Architects have been surprisingly slow to adopt augmented reality as a design tool, according to co-founder of visualisation studio Inition, Andy Millns.
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[David Alfaro Siqueiros] Perforated concrete WALLS encase La Tallera gallery by Frida Escobedo

[David Alfaro Siqueiros] Perforated concrete WALLS encase La Tallera gallery by Frida Escobedo | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Architect Frida Escobedo has transformed the home and studio of painter David Alfaro Siqueiros into a public gallery behind a triangulated concrete lattice.
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En Cuernavaca, Frida Escobedo nos propone un museo galería con un juego sutil de luces usando piezas de hormigón perforadas.

La Tallera Siqueiros generates a relationship that reconciles a museum and a muralist's workshop with the surrounding area by way of two simple strokes: opening the museum courtyard onto an adjacent plaza and rotating a series of murals from their original position. The space itself was built in 1965 and became the house and studio of the muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros during the final years of his life.

 
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AEDAS: Al-Bahr towers in Abu Dhabi - designboom | architecture & design magazine

AEDAS: Al-Bahr towers in Abu Dhabi - designboom | architecture & design magazine | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
the two office towers are parametrically designed based on islamic geometric mosaics, using the tessellation of simple shapes to drive the structure.
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[Mumbai, India] Life is on a new high: the LARGEST number of supertalls and skyscrapers under construction in the world.

[Mumbai, India] Life is on a new high: the LARGEST number of supertalls and skyscrapers under construction in the world. | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Alicja Dobrucka recounts the transformation of Mumbai, the Indian financial capital, home to the largest number of supertalls and skyscrapers under construction in the world.

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[Songzhuan, China] Artist Studios / Knowspace

[Songzhuan, China] Artist Studios / Knowspace | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Architects: Knowspace
Location: Songzhuan, China
Area: 1,488 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Knowspace

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16 logements et commerces à Paris Xe Place Stalingrad I Portrait

Portrait par Caroline Kim du projet d'habitations et de commerces situé place Stalingrad à Paris Xe
BBC profil H&E - Plan climat ville de Paris

.Portrait by Caroline Kim draft homes and businesses located place Stalingrad Paris Xe - France
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What is Architecture?... AD Interviews: Bjarke Ingels / BIG

What is Architecture?... AD Interviews: Bjarke Ingels / BIG | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
At ArchDaily, we think that Bjarke Ingels is one of the most inspiring architects practicing today. Having found success at a relatively young age, Bjarke
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COMMENT DEMARRER UN PROJET D'ARCHITECTURE OPEN SOURCE - @immaginoteca

COMMENT DEMARRER UN PROJET D'ARCHITECTURE OPEN SOURCE - @immaginoteca | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Le mois dernier, invité par l’association Assaut Vert, j’ai participé à une conference titrée ARCHITECTURE PARAMÉTRIQUE ET ARCHITECTURE PARTICIPATIVE [PDF]. Entre autres, j’ai présenté le projet d’architecture open source AIR TREE COMMONS, auquel j’ai participé en collaboration avecEcosistema Urbano. Or, dans le cadre du festival du “vert, ça y est!” (du 21 au 25 mai 2012), l’association Assaut Vert réalise une plateforme de travail à l’échelle 1:1 pour l’école de Versailles et souhaite la rendre disponible, modifiable et repliable dans d’autres écoles d’architectures, selon l’approche OPEN SOURCE.

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La Casa Farnsworth de Mies van der Rohe. Un ICONO de la Arquitectura Moderna.

La Casa Farnsworth de Mies van der Rohe. Un ICONO de la Arquitectura Moderna. | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
la Casa Farnsworth, cuyo diseño fue elaborado por Mies van der Rohe en 1946, a instancias de la doctora Edith Farnsworth,
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Opinion: Alexandra Lange on HOW architects should USE social media

Opinion: Alexandra Lange on HOW architects should USE social media | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
In her first column for Dezeen, critic Alexandra Lange argues that architects are misusing social media platforms like Instagram, Twitter and Tumblr.
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POCO con TANTO : Harry Gugger Studio’s ‘The Exchange’ to Rise in Vancouver

POCO con TANTO : Harry Gugger Studio’s ‘The Exchange’ to Rise in Vancouver | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Construction broke ground last month for ‘The Exchange’ tower in Vancouver, Canada’s first LEED Platinum heritage conversion and Harry Gugger Studio’s first North American building. The 31-floor office building resolves the strict urban regulations imposed on high-rise construction downtown and addresses the historical context by preserving and integrating the façade of the city’s historic Stock Exchange building.


Rainer Sherwey of Credit Suisse, one of the joint-owners of the project, commented that “the urban space restrictions and the legal height limits for the ‘view corridors’ were enormous challenges that had to be considered when finding a solution.”

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[Chan-Chan] World HERITAGE Sites Flooded By Climate Change

[Chan-Chan] World HERITAGE Sites Flooded By Climate Change | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

[Peru] Adobe construction of Chan Chan.


So many cities are already facing the perils of climate change that it is difficult to establish a measure of who's got it worst. Do we rank them by number of recent weather-related deaths, exposed population, exposed assets ... or is it all just down to a popularity contest? Regardless of the gauge, it's all looking pretty bad, and whether it's through trial by water or trial by heat, there would be few cities in the world that aren't feeling some effect. It isn't just the populations that are feeling the burden, however, its also the constructed environment. With recent news of severe floods around the world in regions like Senegal and Venice, awareness now turns to climate change's effect on our cultural sites. Although a number of sp...

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SYMBCITY HOUSE: promueve la sostenibilidad en la construcción para todo el mundo

SYMBCITY HOUSE: promueve la sostenibilidad en la construcción para todo el mundo | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Symbcity House es un proyecto estudiantil sin ánimo de lucro que promueve la sostenibilidad en la construcción para todo el mundo.

SymbCity House propone una vivienda autosuficiente diseñada para implantarse en las cubiertas de los edificios antiguos que necesitan una rehabilitación energética, haciendo ésto posible de una manera económica. 

El proyecto está siendo realizado por los estudiantes de la Universidad de Alcalá de Henares y la Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha y participará en Junio de 2014 en la competición internacional de sostenibilidad SOLAR DECATHLON EUROPE 2014, representando a nuestro país contra otras 19 viviendas de todo el mundo. Para competir en Versalles, necesitamos financiar el transporte de la vivienda desde Madrid hasta París.

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[Chewing Gum Architecture!] Harbin Cultural Center Designed by MAD Architects | The Design Inspiration

[Chewing Gum Architecture!] Harbin Cultural Center Designed by MAD Architects | The Design Inspiration | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Currently browsing Harbin Cultural Center Designed by MAD Architects for your design inspiration
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Hong Kong-AEDAS: EXPRESS RAIL LINK west kowloon terminus - designboom | architecture & design magazine

Hong Kong-AEDAS: EXPRESS RAIL LINK west kowloon terminus - designboom | architecture & design magazine | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

positioned within urban Hong Kong, the 'express rail link west kowloon terminus' by international practice AEDAS is a transit hub for a high speed railway.

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